Monthly Archives: December 2008

Statues and Poppies: Musing on nationality and identity.

His voice shakes with emotion. He stands tall but tense, his stocky body almost rigid, his moist eyes fixed on the back of the hall. The words of the poem well up from deep within him, ‘God Of Hungarians, we … Continue reading

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Ah, glorious, glorious competence. How we've missed you!

The Economist gushes over President-elect Obama’s selection of Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary with the tag line, Ah, glorious, glorious competence. How we’ve missed you You wouldn’t normally expect The Economist to react so positively to a Democrat with their … Continue reading

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Wellington at Night

Wellington at Night Originally uploaded by Mama Maddog Wonderful photo of Wellington at night. It really like this sometimes here. Don’t forget it is also available in the original size of 3456 x 2304. Would make a great wallpaper! From … Continue reading

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Resistentialism

One of my favourite concepts is resistentialism which is defined by my Shorter Oxford as “a mock philosophy maintaining that inanimate objects are hostile to humans or seek to thwart human endeavours”.  I am not sure about the ‘mock’ part, … Continue reading

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